Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Fluoride Skeptics May Get Trial After Judge Rejects Dismissal

Dec. 31, 2019, 8:04 PM

A lawsuit questioning the safety of the fluoride that’s added to drinking water will now likely go to trial this spring after a federal judge declined to resolve the matter.

Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected requests for summary judgment from both the plaintiffs and the defendants in the case on the grounds that factual disputes have been raised that only a jury can sort out.

Chen’s Dec. 30 ruling means that now only a settlement can prevent this issue from going to trial. A trial date is ...